Stateside Presents


Stateside and Psyko Steve Presents:


The Stakes, Belaganas

Wed, October 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ



This event is all ages

There’s always a party happening somewhere, and Jakubi provide the perfect soundtrack. That’s why the Melbourne, Australia quintet—brothers Jerome [vocals, keys, talkbox] & Jacob Farah [bass, moog], cousins Jesse Rehaut [drums, guitar] & Adam Kane [guitar, keys], and longtime friend Rob Amoruso [guitar, keys, drums]—immediately attracted a growing audience with their swinging, slick, and sizzling sonic buffet ofpop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, and soul since first emerging in 2012. It all started asa good time...Jacob began hanging outat the Melbourne house Jesse and Adam shared. Soon, heinvited his brother, while Adam reached outto Rob. Unassumingly coming together, they would rock all night inan upstairs jam room, inviting patrons of the bar below toexperience the burgeoning magic. In2013, they uploaded “Can’t Afford It All”toSoundcloud, and it swept the internet with 500,000-plus plays in a month. A Kygo remix would swiftly cross the 5-million mark as the boys received an invite to tour with Fishbonein the United States during early 2014. And they have been lighting up stages across America & Australia ever since. “I believe our live shows are our strongest point,”exclaims Jerome. “That’s where we’re really at home.”“Because we started playing house party style, we feel super comfortable performing,”agrees Rob. “For us, it’s about playing in front of people. We’re just five friends making music together. On stage is where we all come together and the music comes to life.”Their next 2015 viral smash “Couch Potato” racked up over 500,000 YouTube/VEVO views and garnered effusive praise from Perez Hilton. 2016 saw the boys land inLosAngeles to record what would become their appropriately titled debutEP,61 Barkly—the address of the house where they first jammed. For six months, they collaborated with everybody from GRAMMY® Award winning producer Eric Hudson [Kanye West, John Legend, Dr. Dre] and Harmony Samuels [Ne-Yo, Chris Brown] to Royal-Z [Fifth Harmony] and FRESHM3N III [Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears]. “None ofus have beento University at all,” Jesse goes on. “Working in L.A. and touring the states felt like our education. The biggest inspiration from traveling was the level ofmusicianship wegotto see. There are amazing musicians in Australia, but the level ismuch higher in the U.S. It made us work harder and opened our eyes. There’s no better education for something creative than actually being there and doing itin front of a crowd andin the studio. It was a huge lesson.”Produced by Hudson, the funky fresh swag of“Bank Account” kicks off 61 Barkly with a bangas Jerome’s voice volleys between buoyant guitars and resounding keys. “It’s like a sequel to‘Can’t Afford It All.’ You’vegot the girl, but she just loves money,”laughs Jerome. “You’re pretending tobe a rich dude, working down to the bone, anddoing everything to keep this girl. It’s a fun one.”

Bells and a choir of“Whoa’s” introduce “Uptown Lady” before smooth and sugary vocals take hold. “I love songs with a strong message that are poppy,” continues the frontman. “It’s not Beyoncé, butit still empowers women.”Working with Samuels, “Pillow”is a reggae-tinged odeto everyone’s favorite bedtime accessory, while “Nobody Better” serves up a different kind of love song that’s equally soulful and sweet. “We’re five individual minds who come from different backgrounds,but all want the same outcome,” says Jesse. “It’s never one style or genre; it’s just, ‘Let’s make the songs as good aswe can make them.’”Their unparalleled chemistry stems directly from a family bond.“It’s such a big part ofwho we are,” comments Adam. “That connection helped smooth the process of touring and making a record halfway around the world from our homes. Being a family keeps usreal.”Now, 61 Barklyis the place where the fun commences. “This is only the beginning,”Jacob leaves off. “It’s our proper step in the door onan international level. This is it, and we can’t wait to share this music with the world.”
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016